CYCLING 2016-17 p024-025

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Cycling Puglia & Matera PREMIUM 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 In the deep south of Italy, nestled between the Adriatic and Ionian seas, lie the captivating regions of Puglia and Basilicata. Matera's fascinating 'Sassi' houses and the UNESCO 'Trulli' houses of Alberobello set the scene for the journey to come. After riding through idyllic countryside and the stunning 'white city' of Ostuni, the route veers towards Gallipoli and the dramatic Ionian coastline. While cycling across the famous Salento Peninsula, we immerse ourselves in the laid-back Italian way of living and explore a stunning landscape made of olive orchards, limestone cliffs, crystal waters and Baroque towns. Dates & Price Guide START END FLIGHT LAND START END FLIGHT LAND INC ONLY INC ONLY BIKE HIRE NOW INCLUDED SEE PAGE 10 P Premium F departure S Polo FdeparturPe F Family departure Call ROAD • ITALY 25 Trulli houses in Alberobello 8 days inc. flights from £1169 Italy Activity Level MODERATE Trip Code MWV At a Glance Itinerary - Day by Day 1 Fly to Bari; transfer to Matera. 2 Ride past the historic 'Sassi' houses of Matera before heading to Alberobello to explore the famous UNESCO Trulli houses. 3 Cycle through the lush Valle d'Itria, past the picturesque fairytale trulli houses and on to the hilltop-town of Ostuni. 4 Ride through quaint villages and country lanes to a typical Masseria (renovated farmhouse) where we spend the night. 5 Cycle to the coast and swim in the crystal clear sea before continuing towards Gallipoli with its old town situated on a rocky island. 6 Follow stunning stretch of coastline leading to the ancient town of Otranto. 7 Continue along the shoreline to the beautiful Baroque city of Lecce. 8 Transfer to Bari; fly to London. Ride in tranquil countryside l Visit Matera and Baroque towns l Enjoy fine food and wine • 6 days cycling with 100% vehicle support • 99% tarmac, with one very short section of gravel • Quiet roads with a few ascents and descents • Group normally 6 to 16, plus local leader. Min age 16 yrs • 7 nights hotels • All breakfasts included ACCOMMODATION We use a mix of comfortable 3 and 4-star hotels and renovated traditional buildings. All hotels are high quality and have been selected for their location, comfort and character representing the typical Apullian architecture. We also spend one night in a typical Masseria (a traditional converted farmhouse) surrounded by olive groves. All rooms are en suite and some hotels have a swimming pool. Bari Lecce Ostuni Otranto Matera Brindisi Alberobello PUGLIA Gulf of Taranto Gallipoli I T A L Y Adriatic Sea Ionian Sea BASILICATA 2016 02 Apr* 09 Apr 1249 999 P F 30 Apr* 07 May 1199 999 P F 14 May* 21 May 1249 999 P F 04 Jun 11 Jun 1199 999 P F 10 Sep 17 Sep 1199 999 P F 01 Oct 08 Oct 1199 999 P F 15 Oct 22 Oct 1169 969 P F 2017 08 Apr* 15 Apr 1299 1049 P F 29 Apr* 06 May 1249 1049 P F 13 May* 20 May 1299 1049 P F 10 Jun 17 Jun 1249 1049 P F 09 Sep 16 Sep 1249 1049 P F 30 Sep 07 Oct 1249 1049 P F 14 Oct 21 Oct 1229 1029 P F Daily Distance (km) 2 70 3 45 4 56 5 65 6 73 7 50 0845 863 9626 or visit www.exodus.co.uk and enter the three letter trip code Dates and prices correct at time of publication (see page 13). Prices are £ Sterling per person. • Optional single supplement £200 • Land only start Matera day 1, end Lecce day 8 • *Best for spring flowers • Insurance: please see page 106 Bike details: • 27 speed FRW hybrid bike, included in the trip price • Discount for bringing your own bike £90 ALSO AVAILABLE AS A PRIVATE ADVENTURE SEE PAGE 4 COMBINE WITH TRIP: MWO SEE PAGE 24


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